Which Anchor Chain Should We Buy?

Chapter 8 of 14 in the Online Book Anchoring Made Easy—Vol 1, Gear

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Two years ago, I wrote an article on chain types based on an interview with two engineers at Peerless Chain, who make the Acco brand that we recommend.

In that piece I covered how chain strength is measured and the characteristics of the two types of chain that are commonly used for anchor rodes on yachts, BBB and high test G43, together with the less common heat treated grade 70.

The time has now come for us to replace the anchor rode on Morgan’s Cloud and so I’m going to share the factors and trade-offs that we looked at in the process of selecting the right chain for our needs.


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